This past Friday, I swam a mile for the first time in my life! For the past month, I have been fastidiously working on my swimming form by following the drills in the book, Total Immersion, by Terry Laughlin. I highly recommend this book because I am now able to swim a length of a pool (25 yards) in 11 strokes while still swimming faster than everyone around me. Also, I wasn´t even sore the next day.
The most valuable lesson I have learned from this is that working efficiently towards a goal is as important as, if not more important than working hard towards it. Imagine the possibilities if you combine working hard and smart. There´s not much that can stop you then!